- Fossilized Raptor
- Binds when picked up
- Use: Teaches you how to summon this mount.
- Requires Level 40
- Requires Journeyman Riding
This artifact is the first of two ground mounts obtainable through Archaeology, the other being the .
Legends tell of a spell placed upon a hunting raptor who dared to snarl at young Tyrande Whisperwind as she bathed in a jungle pool. The beast is cursed to wander Azeroth - until it apologizes.
There is something unsual[sic] about these raptor bones. Whenever you look away, they seem to move slightly on their own.
When you finished assembling this skeleton through some eldritch magic, the creature sprang back to life.
- The mount's backstory is similar to the Greek myth of Actaeon, a man who was cursed as punishment for accidentally seeing the goddess Artemis while she was bathing.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.
- Fossilized Raptor (Crafting: Aftermath Block), a TCG card